A conscientious, compassionate attorney with a background in family law and juvenile abuse and neglect. Kristin has focused her legal career on helping children and families navigate life changing family legal matters with a focus on the best interests of the children. Kristin is passionate about using alternative dispute resolution options in the family law area and joined Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC with that goal in mind.
She believes that these options can be used to help families navigate through the process of divorce and other family related legal matters in a productive and positive manner to create successful outcomes for families and to maintain or create positive and healthy relationships among family members. It is vital to remember that family ties continue, even after a dissolution of marriage, and Kristin believes that the alternative dispute resolution options can lead to amicable settlements that will benefit her clients and the entire family long into the future.
Kristin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association (Family Law Committee). Kristin is a trained mediator.
Prior to working for Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC., Kristin handled family law litigation matters, research and writing in the areas of family law, estates & trusts, real estate, contract law and procedural issues and the preparation of simple and complex financial accountings for estate & trust and guardianship cases.
Prior to working in private practice, Kristin served in a variety of roles including: staff attorney for DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service handling all aspects of family law cases for indigent clients in DuPage County; staff attorney for the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian/Juvenile Division, where she served as attorney and Guardian Ad Litem for children in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
As Attorney/GAL, Kristin handled all aspects of the children’s cases from temporary custody to return home or other form of permanent placement. Kristin developed her passion for representing the best interests of children during her internship with the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian during law school, and was very honored to work for the organization upon graduation from law school.
PRACTICE AREAS FOR OUR FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS:
- Illinois, 2005
- Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. – 1995
- DePauw University, Bachelor of Arts (Economics) – 1991
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